Supreme exhibit: Roly Park, Lake Boga
Champion female: Spencer Family, Yuroke
Reserve: Roly Park
Champion bull: Roly Park
DECIDING on the Australian Shorthorn supreme exhibit was the toughest split of the day for judge Troy Setter.
In the end, he chose Scot Bruton’s Roly Park Tasmania, a February 2017-drop bull sired by Spencer Family Yogi, out of Roly Park Miss Australia.
Tasmania weighed 836 kilograms, had an eye muscle area of 114 square centimetres, 12 millimetres of rump fat and nine mm of rib.
“It was very close to split the junior heifer and the bull here, as both were outstanding examples of the Australian Shorthorn breed,” Mr Setter said.
Mr Setter went for the bull because of his overall capacity and smoothness, “and the way he carries that muscle, that power, that evenness of fat distribution”.
Grand champion female and junior champion heifer was the Spencer family’s Mulenor Rose Royce, an August 2017-drop female, sired by Bayview Unique K11, out of Barvon Mulenor Patent H224.
Mr Setter said he chose Mulenor Rose Royce because of her capacity and femininity.
“She is a real unique female, to combine so much femininity and structure.”
Roly Park Maple took home senior champion cow ribbon.